Date Added: Jan 2010
Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and radios are of immense use even at an unassuming place such as an amusement park. This case study discusses how a family with children visited Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure Park taking along with them a GPS receiver. This GPS receiver was a Garmin seventy six cs, and came with four GPS radios that were Rino five hundred and twenty HCx. The family initially used the GPS receiver with the standard basemap, and later with the StoneMaps. The case study tries to understand how the family used these units and made good use of the radios. These radios turned out most useful as a means of communications given they were often in a crowd and split up from time to time to explore different amusements. The GPS receiver was also a help because children tended to wander away. The paper highlights how the equipment maximized the family's time and fun by offering a ready guide around the place, activities and a tracking and communication system that involved the children as well. It discusses the details offered on the maps. The paper points out that the maps are uncluttered and they are visually clear and appealing on a color screen. The available maps are also compatible with older units. They offer an overview when zoomed out and display details when zoomed in. The paper also offers details on the waterproof features of the Rino GPS units along with the carry a backlight for use at night facility.